Akanu Ibiam International Airport resumes flight operations


The Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Emene, near Enugu, on Sunday, August 30, resumed flight operations after it was closed for one year to effect repairs on its runway.

Speaking in Enugu during the reopening ceremony, the Minister for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, announced the immediate resumption of domestic flights at the airport, saying the airport would receive international flights on September 5.

Senator Hadi Sirika (third right) flanked by South-East Governors cuts the tape to reopen the airport

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, for releasing the sum of N10 billion for the repair work at the airport, saying that work at the international terminal of the airport would soon be completed.

He commended the South-East Governors for their cooperation and support in realizing the project, and urged the people of the region, especially the business community to patronize the airport.

The event was attended by governors of the South-East, National Assembly lawmakers from the zone, political office holders, traditional rulers and the clergy.


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